Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)

UMBT Recycling Event June 6
UMBT and UMBT EAC want to thank all who participated in our recycling event. It was the best response we have had. The event was free to the public but some articles had a charge because the recycling company, RRS, has to pay other companies (there are only four) to take the TVs and computers monitors with glass that contains lead and other toxic elements. They load items, go back to their facility, unload, sort and send to individual companies that take various items to break down into materials to be reused. None of the items are refurbished or repurposed. Even with the charge, 38 TVs and 15 monitors were taken in along with many other items.

The township will consider having an annual recycle event. As a free market enterprise the items accepted for free will vary according to market demand. This year car batteries, washers and dryer were free. Continue to check the Northampton County website for updates on sites willing to accept items – Staples, Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowes.

PA State Law provides for the establishment of local Environmental Advisory Councils (EAC) in order to advocate for the protection and stewardship of the environment by advising local officials, commissions and boards as best fits the community's objectives and goals. EACs work as a liaison between municipal officials and community volunteers.

Our UMBT EAC was established in the year 2000. Since then we have been instrumental in obtaining grants and implementation for the:

  • UMBT Environmental Resource Inventory
  • Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan
  • Open Space Plan Amendment
  • Martins-Jacoby Watershed Plan
  • Township Ground Water Study
  • Well Ordinance Part I
  • Protecting Our Water Resources brochure

Projects include:

  • Educational speaker series
  • Osprey nest platform structures
  • Farmer inventory pamphlet
  • Annual participation at our State Representative's Senior Fair
  • Educational water resources brochure
  • Cautionary markings on local road drains
  • Hiking trail on the UMBT Eastern Industries property

We meet the 1st Tuesday of the month, 7 P.M. at the Township Building.
Join us and make your views known.

Delaware River - Kittatinny Ridge
Delaware River - Kittatinny Ridge

UMBT EAC Mission

  • To protect and enhance open space and natural areas of our township
  • To educate our community of their role in protecting the environment so sound choices can be made for the present and future
  • To promote wise land use and natural resource management
  • To preserve our significant historic and cultural sites

Slateford Waterfall
Slateford Waterfall

Council Members

Larry Ott, Chair - term expires January 1, 2018
Lori Poliskiewicz, Co-Chair - 2017
Michelle Arner - 2017
Charles A. Cole - 2016

Farm, Forest and Ridge View
Farm, Forest and Ridge View

download our Water Resources Brochure

Links to Environmental Information

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